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Little Rock girl 1957 : how a photograph changed the fight for integration / by Shelley Tougas.

Tougas, Shelley. (Author).

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Brookfield Library J 921/ECKFORD (Text to phone) 34029149135567 Juvenile New Nonfiction Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 61-63) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Crisis in Little Rock -- Quest for equal rights -- Two symbolic photos -- The American dream.
Summary, etc.:
Recounts the events surrounding the 1957 photograph taken by Will Counts that captured one of nine African-American students trying to enter an Arkansas high school while being taunted by an angry white mob and discusses how the photo brought the civil rights movement to the forefront of the nation's attention.
Nine African-American students made history when they defied a governor and integrated an Arkansas high school in 1957. It was the photo of one of the nine trying to enter the school- a young girl being taunted, harassed, and threatened by an angry mob- that grabbed the world's attention and kept its disapproving gaze on Little Rock, Arkansas. In defiance of a federal court order, Governor Orval Faubus called in the National Guard to prevent the students from entering the all-white Central High School. A chilling photo by newspaper photographer Will Counts captured the sneering expression of a girl in the mob and made history. -- from Back Cover
Subject: Eckford, Elizabeth, 1941- > Juvenile literature.
Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.) > Juvenile literature.
School integration > Arkansas > Little Rock > Juvenile literature.
African American high school students > Arkansas > Little Rock > Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements > History > Juvenile literature.
Little Rock (Ark.) > Race relations > Juvenile literature.
Civil rights.
Racism in education.
Eckford, Elizabeth, 1941-
Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.)
School integration.
African American high school students.
Little Rock (Ark.) > Race relations.
Little Rock (Ark.) > Central High School Little Rock.
School integration > Little Rock (Ark.)
Central High School (Little Rock, Ark.)
High school students > Little Rock (Ark.)
African Americans > Civil rights > Little Rock (Ark.)
Little Rock (Ark.) > Race relations.
Eckford, Elizabeth, 1941-
Genre: Young adult literature, American.

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